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Toy Town Museum
East Aurora NY
~0.46 miles from East Aurora city center
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The Toy Town Museum is located on the Fisher-Price campus in East Aurora, New York. It was conceived by a group of local citizens in East Aurora and Western New York to help celebrate the toy making heritage in the area. There have been over 100 toy companies throughout Western New York over the past 100 years and the museum's exhibitions attempt to educate and entertain visitors.As of May 2009, the museum is no longer open to the public or located on the Fisher-Price campus, but is seeking a new location.Special exhibitions (Permanent)The Fisher-Price Archive Collection - This collection chronicles the history of one of the world’s most loved toy companies from its beginning in 1931 to present.Savings Bank Collection - A private collection of promotional savings banks.Miniat...
|#2 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
Pedaling History Bicycling Museum
~7.29 miles from East Aurora city center
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Pedaling History features one of the world's largest collections of antique and classic American bicycles, including thousands of items of cycling-related memorabilia. We place special emphasis on the social effects of the bicycle--the ways in which it affected practically every American and introduced many modern characteristics of this country, from women's clothing and freedoms ... to product marketing using dealer networks ... to advertising techniques.
|#3 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
~8.98 miles from East Aurora city center
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West Seneca is a town in Erie County, New York. It is a centrally-located interior town of the county, southeast of Buffalo.West Seneca is a town in Erie County, New York, United States. The population was 45,920 at the 2000 census. West Seneca is a centrally-located interior town of the county, and a suburb of Buffalo. West Seneca, Orchard Park and Hamburg form the inner "Southtowns", a cluster of middle-class suburban towns.Because the town is on land of the former Buffalo Creek Reservation, it was not open to white settlement until the mid-19th century.In 1851, the town of Seneca was formed from parts of the towns of Cheektowaga and Hamburg. The town changed the name to West Seneca in 1852 to avoid confusion with another location in the state (Seneca, New York in Ontario Count...
|#4 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
Ralph Wilson Stadium - Buffalo Bills
One Bills Drive Orchard Park NY
~9.34 miles from East Aurora city center
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Ralph Wilson Stadium is a football stadium located in the town of Orchard Park, a suburb of Buffalo, New York. It is the home stadium for the Buffalo Bills National Football League football team and is the largest stadium of any kind in New York. It was originally named Rich Stadium.What is now known as Ralph Wilson Stadium, also known as "The Ralph", was commissioned as a result of the AFL–NFL merger. While suitable for American Football League play, Buffalo War Memorial Stadium was both in disrepair and deemed undersized for a National Football League team, with a capacity of under 47,000 (league mandates instituted after the merger dictated a minimum of 50,000 seats).The stadium opened in 1973. The construction of the stadium and its location were the source of years of litigati...
|#5 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
Boles Lord House Museum
S5853 S Park Ave Hamburg NY - 716-649-6748
~11.58 miles from East Aurora city center
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|#6 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
~11.70 miles from East Aurora city center
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Cazenovia Park-South Park System is a historic park system located in the South Buffalo neighborhood at Buffalo in Erie County, New York. The interconnected set of parkways and parks was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted as part of his parks plan for the city of Buffalo.
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
360 Choate Avenue Buffalo NY - 716-826-1200
~11.89 miles from East Aurora city center
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Trocaire College is a coeducational junior college specializing in health care training, located in Buffalo, New York. Enrollment is about 900.The college was founded in 1958 by the Sisters of Mercy as Sancta Maria College, a sisters' college. In 1965, the college began admitting lay women, followed by men in 1972. The name was changed to Trocaire College in 1967, with the new naming coming from the Irish word for "mercy."There are 18 Associate's degree programs and 11 certificate programs offered at Trocaire. In addition to health care, students can major in other career-oriented fields, including early childhood education. The college is home to the oldest private Associate's Degree in Nursing program in western New York, as well as the region's oldest evening nursing program.
|#8 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
~11.97 miles from East Aurora city center
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The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens are botanical gardens located at 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, New York, USA in South Park. These gardens are the product of landscaping architect Frederick Law Olmsted, glass-house architects Lord & Burnham, and botanist and plant-explorer John F. Cowell.The idea of the Gardens first began in 1868 when the Buffalo Parks Commission started meeting with landscape architect Fredrick Law Olmsted, Sr., and Partners. In the late 1880s, they asked Olmsted to design a new park for South Buffalo; the eventual design included two new parks: Cazenovia Park and South Park, which was created in 1894-1900 from 156 acres (63 ha) of farm land.South Park eventually became today's botanical gardens. In Olmsted's design, its conservatory would showcase tr...
|#9 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
~12.77 miles from East Aurora city center
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Lackawanna is a city in Erie County, New York, U.S., located just south of the city of Buffalo in the western part of New York state. The population was 19,064 at the 2000 census. The name derives from the Lackawanna River. It is part of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area. The city of Lackawanna is in the western part of the county.
|#10 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
Buffalo Fire Historical Society
~12.89 miles from East Aurora city center
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The Buffalo Fire Historical Society exhibits their Volunteer Era collection, select items pre-dating 1910, and subsequent items to be added at the discretion of the Society, through a maintainable digital library for the benefit of current and future users. The scope of the digital library augments the existing knowledge of fire service professionals, their families, enthusiasts, and educators, and also introduces fire service history to new groups of users. The purposes of the digital library are to inform and engage users by providing general historical information on firefighting and highlighting the unique contributions and collections of Buffalo fire service professionals
|#11 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
Iron Island Museum
~13.47 miles from East Aurora city center
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No, Iron Island is not somewhere in the middle of Lake Erie. It's actually in the Lovejoy Neighborhood of Buffalo, and this museum, operated by the Iron Island Preservation Society of Lovejoy, serves as a historical record of the area. You'll find memorabilia, artistic renderings of buildings, and photos of everything from war veterans who lived in the area to the New York Central Terminal . The society also sponsors a Lovejoy's Iron Island Festival .
|#12 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
~13.48 miles from East Aurora city center
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One of the last remaining green spaces from the days when the Lovejoy Neighborhood was known as Churchyard Farm and owned by soon-to-be-President Millard Fillmore, this small park has become a sort of environmental shrine for the residents. It was named after Father Louis Hennepin, the first European to see Niagara Falls, and dedicated to the people of Lovejoy in 1913. In the past, the park, which juts onto Bailey Street, was used for a number of recreational purposes, including jogging, sledding and ice skating.
|#13 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
Tifft Nature Preserve
~14.14 miles from East Aurora city center
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Located three miles from downtown Buffalo on the Lake Erie shoreline, this unique urban nature reserve offers 265 acres of trails, boardwalks and a 75 acre marsh. This preserve is the environmental education site for the Buffalo Museum of Science , and is perfect for bird-watching, hiking, and family picnics—not to mention snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in winter.During the 1950s, the site was used as a refuse dump and it was converted to a nature preserve less than 30 years ago. Admission is free but donations are requested.
|#14 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
New York Central Terminal
~14.27 miles from East Aurora city center
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The New York Central Terminal in Buffalo, New York, USA, was a key railroad station from 1929 to 1979. The 17-story Art Deco style station was designed by architects Fellheimer & Wagner for the New York Central Railroad. After years of abandonment, it is in derelict condition, but is now owned by the non-profit preservation group, Central Terminal Restoration Corporation. The Central Terminal is located in what is called the Broadway/Fillmore district, (or Polonia District) of Buffalo.
|#15 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
Buffalo Museum Of Science
1200 Fuhrmann Blvd Buffalo NY - 716-896-5200
~14.54 miles from East Aurora city center
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Darien Lake Theme Park Resort
9993 Allegheny Road Darien Center NY
~14.71 miles from East Aurora city center
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|#17 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
Erie Community College North
6205 Main St Williamsville NY - 716-634-0800
~14.85 miles from East Aurora city center
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|#18 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
Buffalo Museum of Science
~15.51 miles from East Aurora city center
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In 1836, the Young Men’s Association was founded in the City of Buffalo. As the center for organized cultural activities in the city, the YMA’s committees dealt with the public library, science, literature and art. In most small towns, the public library is the recipient of all manner of curiosities and interesting objects; consequently, the YMA became the proud owner of numerous specimens, minerals, fossils, shells, insects, pressed plants, sea weeds and various paintings and articles of historic value. The acquisition of these specimens called for a cabinet for their display - thus began the collection that would lead to the Buffalo Museum of Science we have today.In 1861, as collections and interest in the natural sciences grew, the men decided to organize a Natural History Society....
|#19 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
Pierce Arrow Museum
~15.53 miles from East Aurora city center
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Traveler Description:The Pierce-Arrow stamp is pervasive at this unique museum tracing Buffalo's transportation history through extensive holdings that include the Pierce Arrow (once a widely recognized and respected name in the automobile industry), Thomas Flyer and a variety of locally made bicycles, motorcycles and trucks. Attraction type: Specialty museum, Transportation museum, Otherhttp://firstname.lastname@example.orgAddress: 263 Michigan Ave. Buffalo, NY 14203Tel: 716-853-0084
|#20 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
HSBC Arena - Buffalo Sabres
~15.76 miles from East Aurora city center
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|#21 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
~15.79 miles from East Aurora city center
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1836 marked the beginning of continuous public library service in Western New York when the Young Men’s Association (YMA) was created to acquire books of permanent or lasting value for its members. Although the YMA admitted its first female member in 1857, it was not until 1886 that it became the Buffalo Library, and later the Buffalo Public Library as the result of a contractual agreement with the City in 1897. In exchange for sufficient funds to support its varied operations, this new institution transferred ownership of its books to the City of Buffalo and was re-established as a free circulating and reference library open to all City residents. Ownership of the building, however, remained with the Library.A second library, the Grosvenor Library, had been operating in Buffalo as a n...
|#22 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
Dunn Tire Park
~15.81 miles from East Aurora city center
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Coca-Cola Field (formerly Dunn Tire Park, North AmeriCare Park, Downtown Ballpark and Pilot Field) is a 19,500-seat baseball park in Buffalo, New York that hosted its first regular season baseball game on April 14, 1988, as the tenants of the facility, the Buffalo Bisons, defeated the Denver Zephyrs, 1-0.Oriole Park at Camden Yards is often considered the trendsetter among American cities towards retro-styled, baseball-only stadiums located in downtown cores. However, the architectural firm that designed Camden Yards, HOK Sport (now known as Populous), originally implemented its design with Coca-Cola Field, which opened four years prior.
|#23 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park
~15.85 miles from East Aurora city center
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The vast majority of our visitors tour on a self-guided basis. However, we do offer guided tours for groups of 10 or more at 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM Monday through Saturday, from April 1 to October 31. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the tour. Tours last approximately two hours.For school and scout group tours, we require one chaperone for every ten children. It is necessary, for safety reasons, that chaperones remain with the group and maintain discipline while in the Naval & Military Park.
|#24 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
One M&T Plaza
~15.92 miles from East Aurora city center
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One M & T Plaza is a high-rise building located in Buffalo, NY, United States. It is the sixth tallest building in Buffalo, standing 317 feet (97 meters) and 21 stories tall. It was completed in 1966. The building is the corporate headquarters for M&T Bank. Designed by the same architect as the former World Trade Center, Minoru Yamasaki, the building shares many similarities with the former iconic twin towers.There is a band at the top of the building that is illuminated at night with colors for each holiday. During the ice hockey play-off season, the band is illuminated blue and gold for the Buffalo Sabres.
|#25 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
~15.95 miles from East Aurora city center
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St. Paul's Cathedral is the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York and a landmark of downtown Buffalo, New York.The church building on Church St. between Main and Pearl St. was built in 1851, with subsequent work done in 1888.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in 1973. In 1987, the NRHP listing was revised, and as "St. Paul's Cathedral (Buffalo)" the property was further declared a U.S. National Historic Landmark.
|#26 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
Guaranty / Prudential Building
~15.98 miles from East Aurora city center
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The Guaranty Building, which is now called the Prudential Building, was designed by Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, and built in Buffalo, New York.Sullivan's design for the building was based on his belief that "form follows function". He and Adler divided the building into four zones. The basement was the mechanical and utility area. Since this level was below ground, it did not show on the face of the building. The next zone was the ground-floor zone which was the public areas for street-facing shops, public entrances and lobbies. The third zone was the office floors with identical office cells clustered around the central elevator shafts. The final zone was the terminating zone, consisting of elevator equipment, utilities and a few offices.The supporting steel structure of the bui...
|#27 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
St. Josephs Cathedral
~16.00 miles from East Aurora city center
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50 Franklin Street, (At Cathedral Park), Buffalo, NY Tel: (716) 854-5855 One of Buffalo's oldest places of worship, St. Joseph's has been the main facility of Buffalo's Catholic Diocese since it opened in 1851. Built of gray limestone per the design of New York City architect Patrick C. Keeley, the Cathedral features three stained glass windows above the main altar, depicting the Incarnation, Redemption and Resurrection, which were gifts to Buffalo's Bishop Timon from Ludwig, King of Bavaria.Services are held at varying times, so please call for information.
|#28 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
~16.04 miles from East Aurora city center
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Located in Buffalo's rejuvenated downtown area with the Theater District to the north and the Main Place Mall to the south, this plaza makes an enticing and comfortable gathering place—especially during warm summer days when you can eat your lunch on one of the benches or simply watch the passing parade.The plaza features a reflecting pool, which turns into a skating rink come winter, and is surrounded by the imposing facade of the Key Center buildings, a twin-tower complex housing numerous businesses and professionals.
|#29 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
Buffalo NY - 716-855-5555
~16.08 miles from East Aurora city center
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The primary purpose of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center is to stimulate the economic, physical and social revitalization of downtown Buffalo.
|#30 of 30 Things To Do in East Aurora|
Shea's Performing Arts Center
~16.08 miles from East Aurora city center
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Shea's Performing Arts Center is a theater for touring Broadway musicals and special events in Buffalo, New York. Originally called Shea's Buffalo, it was opened in 1926 to show silent movies. It took one year to build the entire theatre. Shea's boasts one of the few theater organs in the US that is still in operation in the theater it was designed for.Shea's Buffalo, flagship of the theater chain, was designed by the noted firm of Rapp and Rapp of Chicago. Modeled in a combination of Spanish and French Baroque and Rococo styles, the theatre was designed to resemble opera houses and palaces of Europe of the 16th and 17th centuries. Originally the seating accommodated nearly 4,000 people, but several hundred seats were removed in the 1930s to make more comfortable accommodations in the ...